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Confessions of a Linux Addict: Slackware 11--Grandfather Distro Showing Its Age

Oct 30, 2006, 19:45 (27 Talkback[s])

"Slackware is one of the oldest (arguably the oldest) Linux distributions still around today. It is the pet project of one Patrick Volkerding who, love him or hate him, has ruled his distribution with an iron fist since the beginning. This is fine if you agree with his choices, but like all dictators, Patrick doesn't always make decisions based on the good of the populace, but rather sheer unmitigated ego. Here is my experience with his latest iteration, Slackware 11.

"The installer has no graphical interface nor any automated partitioning utility, so if you're not comfortable creating your own partitions with cfdisk from the command line and navigating ncurses text menus, leave now..."

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